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January 22, 2009

Development
Report Urges U.S. to “Stay the Course” in Health and Development Goals Despite Economic Crisis

As the world economic crisis threatens to undermine strides made in combating poverty since the 1960s, a new report calls on the U.S. government to, "at a minimum, stay the course in its commitments …

October 28, 2008

Democratic Republic of Congo
U.S. Must Press for Expanded UN Peacekeeping Mandate in Congo: Critical for Stability of Resource-Rich Country

As fighting between rebel and government troops intensifies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and refugees continue to flee combat zones in the eastern part of the country, where there is a h…

May 13, 2008

Americas
Era of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America is Over, Says CFR Task Force

Contact: Aerica Kennedy, CFR Communications, 202-518-3448, akennedy@cfr.org"Latin America is not Washington’s to lose; nor is it Washington’s to save," finds a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force. "…

May 12, 2008

Global
Paul Collier’s Bottom Billion Wins CFR’s 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), by Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of …

April 8, 2008

United States
Council’s 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award Shortlist Announced

The Council has announced the seventh annual Arthur Ross Book Award shortlist nominees for the best book published in the last two years on international affairs. The award consists of a $30,000 fir…

September 19, 2007

Trade
Wage Insurance Could Generate Support for Free Trade, Says New Council Special Report

With trade adjustment assistance (TAA) set to expire at the end of the month, several reform bills that would expand unemployment insurance, an important component of traditional TAA, are being consi…

November 27, 2006

Diplomacy and International Institutions
United States Should Ignore Hugo Chávez’s “Blustery Rhetoric,” Argues New Council Report

“Chávez’s bark...is far worse than his bite,” says a new Council Special Report, which urges U.S. officials to “look beyond his blustery rhetoric…as long as Chávez does not take steps that fundamenta…

August 29, 2006

United States
Free vs. Fair Trade: Council Report Presents Two Paths for U.S. Policy

Trade accounts for nearly a quarter of U.S. gross domestic product. In recent decades, trade has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty around the world. Furthermore, trade policy inevi…

April 10, 2006

Democracy
Afghanistan on “Life Support” Warns Council Report

Stabilization and reconstruction operations in Afghanistan have been overshadowed by developments in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, says the report, Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition From Turmoil to …

March 3, 2006

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations Headed in Wrong Direction, Concludes Council Task Force Chaired by Edwards and Kemp

Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, “U.S.-Russia relations are clearly headed in the wrong direction,” finds an Independent Task Force on U.S. policy toward Russia sponsored by the …